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Katherine of Aragon: A Collection of Poems
Katherine of Aragon and King Henry VIII were the "Kate and Will" of England in the 16th century. Young, royal and beautiful they commanded the attention of all of Europe. All they needed to do to extend their reign was to produce a male heir. In Katherine of Aragon, Alice-Catherine Jennings imagines the life and heartbreak of Katherine through a collection of poems inspire ...more
Paperback, 38 pages
Published July 11th 2016 by Finishing Line Press
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Alice Jennings’ uncanny ability to conjure up the voice of Katherine of Aragon while creating jewel-like lyric poems makes for a sumptuary of a chapbook about a Tudor life we never tire of hearing about. Yet, as a poet, Jennings gives us something wonderfully new. She invites lines from other poets and storytellers from Keats to the Brothers Grimm to contemporaries like Beth Ann Fennelly to shape and to infuse the Queen’s life with stately sadness and the visceral realities of childbearing. Kath ...more